Last day coming soon to order ‘Familysearch’ microfilms

GSV now offers DNA-specific research consultations

GSV now offers DNA-specific research consultations

As a further service, the GSV is now taking bookings for DNA-specific consultations. The focus will be on Autosomal  DNA (Ancestry DNA & Family Tree DNA, Family Finder).  Bookings can ...
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GSV publishes database of 87,000 historical hospital patient records from 1855

GSV publishes database of 87,000 historical hospital patient records from 1855

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Entries for 2017 GSV Writing Prize close soon!

Entries for 2017 GSV Writing Prize close soon!

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Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.

Louise Wilson continues her musing on the journey of discovering family history. *** The true essence of family history research is the journey – your own journey of self-discovery. Let’s ...
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Last day coming to order 'Familysearch' microfilms

Last day coming to order ‘Familysearch’ microfilms

In case you missed it … On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.  (The last day to order microfilm will be on August 31, 2017.) The ...
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More family history material scanned at GSV

More family history material scanned at GSV

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GSV is scanning and indexing many of its family history records - progress report

GSV is scanning and indexing many of its family history records – progress report

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'Margaret Flockton' book wins!

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Happy 14th birthday, GSV Writers Circle!

Happy 14th birthday, GSV Writers Circle!

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GSV Members' Day at Immigration Museum 18 & 19 Aug

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Review of 'Evernote for Genealogy' guidebook

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In case you missed it …

On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.  (The last day to order microfilm will be on August 31, 2017.)

The change is the result of significant progress made in FamilySearch’s microfilm digitization efforts and the obsolescence of microfilm technology.

  • Over 1.5 million microfilms (ca. 1.5 billion images) have been digitized by FamilySearch, including the most requested collections based on microfilm loan records worldwide.
  • The remaining microfilms should be digitized by the end of 2020, and all new records from its ongoing global efforts are already using digital camera equipment.

Digital images of historical records can be accessed today in 3 places on FamilySearch.org under Search.

  • Records include historical records indexed by name or organized with an image browse.
  • Books include digital copies of books from the Family History Library and other libraries.
  • Catalog includes a description of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, etc.) in the FamilySearch collection.

From: https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/familysearch-microfilm-discontinuation?lang=eng&_r=1

The Legal Genealogist aka Judy Russell has explained what this will mean at http://www.legalgenealogist.com/2017/06/29/the-end-of-microfilm.

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